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"I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!"

Mumzad Soobhany

"Not only is Alexandra Palace an extraordinary sight, the views from its hilltop position are also exceptional..."

Katy Brookes

"When you work in Muswell Hill, sometime's it's easy to take views like these for granted..."

Mumzad Soobhany

What is your favourite place?

Where do North London locals go?

Chooks

A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!

O'Neill's

Not your typical O'Neill's with its setting in a converted church. It still has its original features and a lively atmosphere at the weekend.

The Scullery Cookshop

Any cooks dream, this shop stocks everything from everyday items to the more obscure things the recipe books demand!

Cheeses

From firm favourites to more unusual tastes, this cheese shop is a foodies dream!

W. Martyn

A real Muswell Hill institution, this tea and coffee retailer has been in business since 1897 selling their own brand products!

Victoria Stakes

Perfect pub for dog owners, as it is pet friendly. It makes a great end to a walk around Alexandra Park. Food is amazing too!

Chriskitch

A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!

The Haberdashery

Beautiful, vintage-style café. Great for brunch.

Freemans

I often visit this butchers if I'm having guests over for dinner. The quality of their meat is excellent and they're clearly very knowledgeable about what they do.

The Queens

This pub has been standing in Crouch End since 1899, so it's a real local institution. The kitchen serves great gastropub food and a delicious Sunday roast that's always guaranteed to leave you full!

Hot Pepper Jelly

This delightful café is great for coffee or lunch in the afternoon. It caters for vegetarians and vegans and serves gluten-free options too.

Maynard Arms

Everything you'd want in a local pub - a lovely garden, tasty food and a great atmosphere all through the week.

The Intrepid Fork

Incredibly friendly service, amazing choice of cookies and pastries, gluten free and vegan options.

Toff's

Best chippy in North London, or even the whole of London! You can even sit in too.

Dacha

Quality Russian shop selling a wide array of products from authentic Russian meats, fish and cheese, to homemade cakes and pastries, which you can sit in and eat in their café. The ice-cream comes highly recommended.

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"The tradition of "Swearing on the Horns" originated in the pubs around Highgate and involved swearing under 'oath' the commitment to the merriment and debauchery that would ensue, followed by the kissing of a pair of animal horns or a pretty woman."

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Music Bugs: East Finchley

The Clissold Arms
Stimulating interactive fun and friendly preschool music activity classes for newborn to 4 years old. At Music Bugs our aim is to encourage young children to develop grow and explore the world around them through music and song. Research has shown that singing songs and rhymes on a regular basis helps children socialise and develop in a creative and stimulating environment as well as helping to widen children's vocabulary and listening skills Website

Little Fishes playgroup

St James Church
Little Fishes playgroup is a really nice group for all kids under 5s in Muswell Hill to start the week. The session is made up of free play for around the first hour, a craft activity, snacks and songs and story. The playgroup has all kinds of interesting and well looked after toys for babies and toddlers to keep them occupied and happy. The group welcomes people of all or no faith. Website

Stay and Play

Muswell Hill Library
Come to the library and view all the toys available, free. Website

Challenge Playgroup

St James Church
The Challenge Playgroup runs on Friday mornings in St. James' Church Hall, Muswell Hill. The happy noises of children playing are like those of hundreds of playgroups around the country. But this playgroup is special. It is run for children with additional needs; for their siblings, parents, carers and grandparents too. Parents are welcome without their child too, if they attend nursery or school on that day.In a quiet haven next door to the designated play area is a sanctuary of fresh flowers, bean bags-and absolute quiet-parents can sit in here and read a newspaper or magazine, retreat into their own thoughts or even have a massage most weeks, whilst a CRB checked volunteer plays with their child next door. The playgroup is completely free of charge. Website

Home Tutors

Home Tutors
Our excellent reputation comes from - Choosing the right tutor for your child's specific needs. Providing professional, caring tutors committed to offering quality lessons in pupils' homes across London. Website

REO School of Dance

All Saints Church Hall
Ballet modern and jazz dance classes. Website

Toddler Group at Methodist Church

Methodist Church
A lively pick-and-mix group for parents, carers and children under 3. Create your own programme from a variety of activities in different rooms, timed sessions of songs & rhymes, story time with activities. Refreshments for adults & children. Website
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